Smart Packing for Fourth of July Road Trips

We have that one outfit and that favorite pair of shoes that we love to pull out on a special occasion or a well-deserved vacation. Then we hesitate to try to decide if we truly want to wear that outfit or those shoes, so we rummage through the closet to find something else. The July 4th holiday is known for some of the epic parties of the year. We must account for other activities planned during the Independence holiday and pack accordingly. Then, let’s not forget the million and one things we need for our children or animals. Have you noticed the trend? What we do not need is an overloaded car that can cause an accident during our Fourth of July road trip. […]

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driver texting

Distracted Driving Is the Cause Of Most Car Accidents

Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the worst epidemics on our country’s roads. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute published a study claiming that distractions cause the most car accidents. This is despite the numerous programs and initiatives by agencies on the state and federal level to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while distracted.

The three-year study entitled the Second Strategic Highway Research program focused on more than 3,500 drivers between the ages of 16 and 98 years. The drivers allowed researchers to install video cameras in their vehicles to follow them as they drove. The researchers also tracked various factors including speed and location as part of the study. After analyzing 900 motor vehicle crashes, researchers concluded that drivers were distracted in 68 percent of the crashes. […]